RIP LaVoy Finicum

LaVoy Finicum


The standoff in Oregon took a dramatic – and violent – turn for the worse in Harney County, Oregon earlier this afternoon. Robert “LaVoy” Finicum, an Arizona rancher close to the Bundys who has also served as a spokesman for the protesters and their occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, was killed following a confrontation with the FBI and Oregon State Police. The Oregonian reports:

Oregon standoff spokesman Robert “LaVoy” Finicum was killed and other leaders of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation were arrested Tuesday after the FBI and state police stopped vehicles about 20 miles north of Burns.

Authorities did not release the name of the person who died at the highway stop, but Finicum’s daughter confirmed it was Finicum, 55, of Cane Beds, Arizona, one of the cowboy-hat wearing faces of the takeover.

“My dad was such a good good man, through and through,” said Arianna Finicum Brown, 26, one of Finicum’s 11 children. “He would never ever want to hurt somebody, but he does believe in defending freedom and he knew the risks involved.”

Ryan Bundy, 43, of Bunkerville, Nev., suffered a minor gunshot wound in the confrontation about 4:30 p.m. along U.S. 395. He was treated and released from a local hospital and was in FBI custody, authorities said.

Also arrested during the stop were his brother, Ammon Bundy, 40, of Emmett, Idaho, Ryan W. Payne, 32, of Anaconda, Mont., Brian Cavalier, 44, of Bunkerville, Nevada, and Shawna J. Cox, 59, of Kanab, Utah. They were charged with conspiracy to impede federal officers, a felony.

Nevada Assemblywoman Michele Fiore said that Ammon Bundy called his wife, Lisa Bundy, from the back of a police car on Tuesday night.

Fiore, a vocal supporter of the Bundy family, said that Ammon Bundy told his wife that Finicum was cooperating with police when he was shot.

The FBI and Oregon State Police released few details of what happened in the shooting and Fiore’s account couldn’t be independently corroborated. […]

As we await more information and details about Finicum’s death, let us keep the Finicum family in our thoughts and prayers. Indeed, let us pray for all of the individuals in federal custody, and their families.

Tensions have been rising in southeastern Oregon for days now, as county and state officials, including Oregon governor Kate Brown, have insisted federal authorities make moves to end the protest and occupation taking place at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. And that is exactly what happened today.

I got the chance to speak with LaVoy Finicum when I went to the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Prior to meeting him, I had been extremely impressed with his demeanor and presentation during the various press conferences he had participated in. It was an honor to meet and speak with such a heroic and courageous American patriot. RIP Mr. Finicum.

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  • More.

    Nevada Assemblywoman Michele Fiore said that Ammon Bundy called his wife, Lisa Bundy, from the back of a police car on Tuesday night.

    Fiore, a vocal supporter of the Bundy family, said that Ammon Bundy told his wife that Finicum was cooperating with police and had put his hands up. Then, Fiore said, Bundy told his wife that he watched police shoot Finicum three times. She said that Ammon Bundy also said Finicum was on the ground when he was shot.

    Word is he posted his family singing “Amazing Grace” two hours before
    he was killed.

    To have “Americans” gloating over this is unreal.

  • John,

    They are already air brushing the stories.


    Nevada Assemblywoman Michele Fiore said that Ammon Bundy called his
    wife, Lisa Bundy, from the back of a police car on Tuesday night.

    Fiore, a vocal supporter of the Bundy family, said that Ammon Bundy
    told his wife that Finicum was cooperating with police and had put his
    hands up. Then, Fiore said, Bundy told his wife that he watched police
    shoot Finicum three times. She said that Ammon Bundy also said Finicum
    was on the ground when he was shot.

    TO THIS:

    Nevada Assemblywoman Michele Fiore said that Ammon Bundy called his
    wife, Lisa Bundy, from the back of a police car on Tuesday night.

    Fiore, a vocal supporter of the Bundy family, said that Ammon Bundy
    told his wife that Finicum was cooperating with police when he was shot.

    Thankfully, I printed a PDF version and some sites like LAtest still have the original

    My point is: screen shot and print everything going forward. is doing some great primary / first-party reporting.

  • Why on Earth was rancher LaVoy Finicum fatally shot? None of the militia members fired any shots; so, why did either the State police or FBI shoot Mr. Finicum? Since he was not armed and posed no threat, whoever shot him did so in cold blood .. that is murder, and the shooter must be arrested and prosecuted for that crime.
    Additionally, the Feds have NO legal rights to any public or private lands in Oregon or any other state .. they DO NOT own any of these lands .. only private individuals or the states do. Period. Therefore, all Federal agencies .. the BLM and the FBI must leave the area to the State of Oregon. In addition, Oregon’s Governor must take responsibility for all public lands within her state and leave the Feds out; but, by bringing them in, she has betrayed the citizens within Oregon’s borders, and is also responsible for LeVoy Finicum’s cold-blooded murder.
    Now is the time for Gov. Kate Brown to make amends to the Finicum family, release all who were unlawfully arrested and ensure the rights and safety of every rancher within her state. She must tell the Feds to stay out of the public lands and the ranches .. that the State of Oregon will deal with any problems that may arise.

    • very well said Eileen. this is cold blooded MURDER, but that is what this outlaw federal govt does. they murder, lie, coverup, and distort.

    • The witnesses tell a different story. He was not shot down like a dog. He is not a martyr. He was shot resisting arrest.

      • Look at the location Mr Finicum was shot. Watch the helicopter video taken of the incident. How is one resisting arrest, standing in a snow bank, with his hands up in the air? Yes, his right hand did go towards his chest…TWICE! inbetween the two times his hands were up and empty. His hands were always empty. No Threat exposed. Also, did you take the time to review that there were three assault rifles pointed at him? Did you see the locations. Mr. Finicum was flanked on two sides. Very limited options to one that is not trained to counter this move especially a man of 55 years. One other fact…Nine (9) shots were pumped into this man. Watch how fast he fell once hit. He was shot by the flanking officer and it would have been a fully automatic assault rifle used….On American Citizens….not just your run of the mill semi auto that citizens can own, but the fully auto machine gun type that can husk 9 rounds very fast. This was planned murder, plain and simple, in broad daylight at close range. Where were the tazers? A couple of more steps closer and they would have been a viable alternative. The FBI got tired of waiting, like they didnot do at Ruby Ridge, Idaho when thay killed Me weavers wife and son. Oh by the way, your tax dollars paid for covering silence in that debacle. I wonder what will happen in this debacle once it is finally fleshed out? Do your homework on what the BLM was doing to the Oregon Family’s land that inflamed this whole incident. There is more than what the “bought and paid for media” is allowed to let out to the masses. Go there, and do your homework. The truth will set you free.

        • you dont seem to understand that he wanted them to kill him. read up on what he said prior to this. hed lived a good life i wont live in a concrete box if i cant sleep on my bedroll under the stars and look to my cattle in the morning…
          he is a MAN among men

  • Most of the comments at the Oregonian are despicable. Praise for the cops and thankful this man is dead. Many calling for imprisonment and/or immediate death for the rest of the “terrorists”. Truly disturbing.

  • My conscience is SHOCKED as should anyone’s who has followed this situation.
    Please look up the history of the civil flag. This flag is flown by the Coast Guard. We should all have one and fly it at 1/2 mast for the hero Mr. Finicum. The verbage of certain individual has been amazing. Prayers for all involved and their families.

  • Trumped up charges of “conspiracy” to impede FBI? hahaha. The Feds BREAK ALL THE LAWS while enforcing the law. And, now, like Waco and Ruby Ridge, they have murdered one of the ranchers.

  • Our federal government has orders to shoot anyone on sight if he or she has blue eyes. This is nothing new.

  • It makes one wonder what the Judas Class in D.C. will be instructed to do by their Jew masters/owners next.

  • It’s a day of joy for all communists; THEIR corrupt, land-grabbing Feds finally put these Patriots in their place and made the country “safe” again.

  • Feds are now the target.

  • What was that quote a few years back, to the patriots at Lexington?
    “Do not fire unless fired upon. But if they intend to have war, let it begin here.”

    We have seen the arrogance of a government without restraints or respect for the people. We have seen our women and children fondled and debased by thugs at airports, and been told that it was to protect them and us. We have seen people murdered at Ruby Ridge, Waco, Chicago and other places, and the murderers never put on trial. We see people have their property rights violated and property seized in the name of the police state and told that it is seizure of questionable funds.

    We the people have tolerated far more than the patriots did 250 years ago, when they stood against a despotic government that had no respect for their rights and freedoms. How long, O my people, how long will you be trodden under foot? You cannot set a slave free, but free men set themselves free!

  • Eye Witness Audio Testimony of LaVoy Finicum Being Shot w/Hands in the Air.

  • The de facto criminal occupational mercenary ‘privateers’ we ignorantly and pathetically refer to as: ‘Federal Government’, have now stated their intentions … they want WAR with the American people. They are lawless rogue killers with absolutely NO authority, jurisdiction or lawful interstate nexus within the 50 state union.

    It’s right in the Constitution and US Statue Codes.

    The American people are so clueless that, they do not even realize that the FBI, and all federal agencies and departments including the state, county (including Sheriff since 1938) are actually sub-corporations of: THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA INCORPORATED aka USA Inc., a private foreign owned off-shore international criminal banking/military cartel that, has been masquerading as our sovereign Constitutional governing body since and before The Act off 1871, when our nation was hypothecated, collateralized, monetized and incorporated then, bankrupted and driven into receivership to the Rothschild/British Crown/Crown Corp./Vatican Incorporated criminal cartel.

    The Governor of Oregon nor the FBI, made any responsible attempt to address the issues regarding the injustice to the Hammons, nor the lack of Constitutional and ‘Lawful’ jurisdiction of the invading FBI Incorporated.

    Did the Governor of Oregon make any attempt to go in person to meet with these ‘PATRIOTS’ ..? Who by-the-way are standing up for ALL our rights. Of course not.

    Why? Because, they consider every American an: ‘Enemy-of-the-State’. (See: The War Powers Act)

    There is NO lawful Constitutional representation of, by, and for ‘We The People’ whatsoever anywhere since our nation was stolen from us by criminal international banksters that was largely finalized by the Geneva Convention in 1938.

    All of the so-called ‘Public Officials’ involved at the federal, state, and county levels are felons, pursuant to their OWN US Statues Codes that these criminals completely ignore and in-addition, are traitors to not only the people of Oregon, but to our subjugated and enslaved nation under direct criminal occupation by thugs ‘pretending’ to be ‘Public Officials’.

    They know that they are lawless mass-murders and psychopathic thugs with absolutely no desire to resolve anything. Their goal is to steal all the lands, natural resources and water of the west. That has been their pogrom and hidden agenda for decades.

    I grew-up on our family cattle ranch here in Colorado, I know the blatant criminality of both the BLM, and Forest Service personally as most ranchers do.

    Fear, theft, intimidation, propaganda and mind-control are their weapons of choice to steal everything that belongs to all Americans which of course also belongs to our native American Brothers and sisters who know all-too-well about the horrific abuses fomented against them by the invading thugs within USA Incorporated.

    The native American people are likely thinking … “Yeah so, what else is new”..? They have been murdering us and stealing our land, water and natural resources forever.

    How many more patriotic Americans must die, be imprisoned and have everything stolen from them before the walking dead American sheep finally wake-up ..?

    Now, we get to add Lavoy Finicum to the long list of those murdered by these filthy invading psychopathic thugs.

    I pray for the day these traitors, bullies, monsters and criminals are held accountable.

    I pray that Lavoy Finicum has not died in vain that now an ocean of defiant and fed-up Americans have had enough of endless corruption, lies, mass-murder and treason !

    I pray this is our line-in-the-sand.

    I personally vow to do everything I can to continue to expose these monsters in occupational control and show the world what filth and garbage they truly are.


    May God bless you Lavoy Finicum, and your family who are family as well. Lavoy was a true American hero, and patriot who loved our nation and its people.

    May you rest now in God’s arms. May your ranks be filled with endless patriots in your stead fighting for what you believed in.

    I will count myself as one of them. That is my oath to you.

  • William Rothschild

    I’m really surprised that they didn’t see this coming. Typical wait-them-out and pick them off when they’re off-quard. Most people should know by now, especially these militia people, on how the USSA works. Going back and forth into and out of towns was setting themselves up for an ambush by the thugs of Amerika. Hopefully, future patriots will take note of these and other operations and fight back and know how to move about and communicated unabated.

  • How did Ammon Bundy operate a cell phone with his hands handcuffed behind his back?

  • The Feds and Oregon police (IMO) have murdered a man. He was a white Mormon rancher who was a peaceful man until the Bureau of Land Management and the rest of the Feds constantly stepped over the line and harassed him and others mercilessly. He and his militia friends did occupy an empty, non-used federal building in protest and the FBI sent by Obama were getting nervous. The word is that he did nothing threatening and was simply shot. He was not armed when the stopped him and others in a ‘traffic stop’.. Finicum was the voice of the militia and very effective. He was kind and non-threatening and that is what made him dangerous to Obama. He also told the truth. If he had been black the papers would be full of his story. His face would be on every page. Every black spokesman would be questioned on television so he could talk about the killing and how terrible it was. Since Finicum was white, the MSM did not care. Well….I care. I and others ‘care” and will not forget it. This shooting needs to be investigated to the hilt. I want to know who shot him and why. Call your worthless congressman and senator and demand action on this murder. Finicum did not deserve what happened to him.

  • RE a couple comments above dismayed over the “rah-rah USA!” comments they’re seeing in social media; I left this comment at Mami’s:

    “Don’t dismiss the likely fact that it’s “all hands on deck” time for the social media psyops personnel, plus all joosh hasbarats, hammering/astroturfing social media with “comments” supportive of […]”

    Read the rest at:
    ^ first (& only, atm) comment.

  • people need to fight against this evil federal government. this has gone on far too long.
    it is illegitimate. they murdered a good, good man.

    in cold blood. release the name of this coward.

    Lord Jesus, destroy the destroyers of our beloved Constitutional Republic.

    these agents of satan. these reprobates.

    This man, his poor family & children.

  • Sounds like murder. ?
    Same old story. If a citizen did this, he would be charged with murder. If it is “law enforcement”, it is self defense…of some kind.
    This was federal on public land. I just don’t see the authority they claim to have had. Where was the Sheriff who is the real authority in this county? Was he not informed? Did he give his permission for this? Perhaps he doesn’t have the guts for that job and needs to go- as well as be sued for dereliction of duty.?

  • We knew this day would soon arrive Waco should have been the wake-up trumpet but fear kept the militias at bay peaceful ways were tried to no avail the people are now allowed to defend themselves by what ever means necessary always remember God gave no one authority over you no one.

  • Why do the Feds think they must end the protest? What would happen if the feds just all went home?

  • So, do “white lives matter” in your benighted republic?

  • So in other words Finicum got the same treatment that conservatives have spent the last few years supporting whenever a criminal thug threatens law enforcement officials.

  • Will the public ever get to see the body as FBI or law officials approach it? As some reports state; there supposedly was a revolver in his left pocket, in spite of reports he was unarmed at the time of the shooting. Was he for sure armed and if so, who was it registered to? Finicum seems to be a very intelligent man and I would assume would have registration of a concealed weapon. The way the LAW is becoming in this USA, I wouldn’t put it past law officials to plant a weapon if they could do so without being filmed.
    I also have public lands that I pay for pasture use. I have not had problems with the Feds with any pasturing but then I try to comply to their wishes as ranchers are made to believe, “You do as told or else!” I do know in 1988 there were disastrous fires in our pasturing units due to lightning. How that fire was handle was a lot of under cover, lies and mismanagement. That fire cost taxpayers millions of dollars. To this day, the whole truth of that fire has not ever been disclosed. And the FEDS that might know the truth would not want it to be. In many instances, we ranchers are look upon as uneducated know-nothing people that shouldn’t have much voice in any business.

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